My friend, Marie, joined a Block of the Month quilt class at her local quilt shop O’Susannah’s in Watkins Glen, NY. The shop based their program on Moda’s “Modern Building Blocks” sampler quilt. Perhaps you’ve seen the boxed kits at your local quilt shop.
O’Susannah’s offered two colorways: Modern using solid fabrics similar to the design printed on the box, and Civil War Repro using an assortment of prints and shirtings. Of course, Marie chose the Civil War colorway and substituted some of her own fabrics and favorite block designs. In quilt-ese we call this quilt layout design “alternate grid.” As you can see, the blocks are various sizes, fitted together like a puzzle.
To give you an idea of the size variation, the large blue star is 36″ square, and the smallest blocks are 6″ square. The quilt is a large queen size, so I photographed it as two sections.
For the quilting design, Marie chose the pantograph “Wave on Wave” designed by Patricia E. Ritter and distributed by Urban Elementz. Marie felt the swirls would soften all the patchwork triangle points and the feather loops would compelement the Civil War fabrics. For quilting thread, I chose a polyester Magnifico honey gold.
Isn’t Marie’s quilt fabulous? Are you making the “Modern Building Blocks” sampler? If so, what fabrics are you using?